The patio at my work place in the late afternoon. Thought I'd capture the snow level before we have several days above zero. We have a crazy warm forecast for this week; presently: 0, 1, 4, 4, 0, -4 Celsius.
Really struggling to get a picture some days, but I'm committed to completing this 365 project... Homemade cough drops G and I made: one part honey and one part coconut oil plus something for flavour. We used lemon extract, but I think cinnamon would have been better. These are super duper sweet!
P.S. First real snowfall today (it's here to stay), so I guess the snowflakes are appropriate!
Super happy to get this shot - a rare opportunity for me as I'm usually at work when they go to school, and they don't always leave at the same time. (Plus, I happened to be outside on my way to an appointment. iPhone was handy, too!)
Another gorgeous fall day! High of 30C and the girls will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Walk this afternoon.
Waiting for S to finish her ringette officials clinic, this one took advantage of a smooth parking lot and the scooter we had in the van, recently inherited from their cousin who has outgrown it. (Boy do I love having the iPhone camera in my pocket!) Also, we're having gorgeous weather! Today was fantastic (23C) and the forecast is for mid to high 20s all week.
Our old rain guage... We had rain all day yesterday, overnight, and all day today. Over 3" by the time I went to bed last night, and - thankfully - only another half an inch or so since then. Yesterday's heavy rainfall caused us some grief (water in the basement, half flooded yard), but nothing like the 8+ inches of rain many communities suffered in the same period: 37 communities in Saskatchewan and 33 in Manitoba have declared a state of emergency.
Nice second harvest of rhubarb today. Picked in the rain while waiting to move a water pump -- which is really the story of the day: 3+ inches of rain so far and no end in sight. We spent much of the day dealing with water in the basement and yard. I also took a picture of a window well full of water. Yuck. This picture is much happier!
(Our third day of deep cleaning the girls' rooms came to a sudden halt when the water problems started. Hope we can get back to it tomorrow. But we have other commitments, too.)
This morning, S and her cousin were excited about going to Camp Monahan for 3 days and 2 nights of outdoor education with their classmates (grades 7 & 8). I'm sure they're going to love it! Their teachers are wonderful and the camp is lovely place. Plus, the weather forecast is fantastic: hot and sunny with a chance of thunderstorm tomorrow. Neil is going there tomorrow afternoon to talk about bison and demonstrate stone tool making (flaking flint).
Of course this is the story of the day, even though it is not that unusual to have snow at this time of the year. I took this about 6 am and we had quite a bit more after that. I don't mind too much as I know it will melt soon! Unfortunately, the girls' "Intro to Track" day had to be postponed.
Where I stand, the white stuff is not melting fast enough! We haven't had a day above freezing for a full week. The middle two weeks of March were beautiful, but we still have a lot of snow and ice. (Now I wish my boots were red! Or anything but boring black.)
Yet another photo about this brutal winter we're having... predictable? (today's CY365 prompt) Or perhaps it's that the extreme cold had to make another appearance before spring arrives. I asked Neil to take this picture of me this morning when we got home from delivering papers in -46 wind chill.
I checked the weather at 8:15 pm (not going anywhere... just a wee bit obsessed) and announced, "It's plus 1!" G headed outside immediately (okay since there's no school tomorrow). She's been wanting to try this snowball maker she bought with Christmas money. Her face says it all. :)
Today's CY365 prompt: "It's Still Winter." (Processed with Analog; Kyoto filter.)
Oh, it's definitely still winter... I drove the kids to school today because the wind chill was -43 C (-45 F). This is getting old! Convenient timing, though. I had taken today off work to recover from the weekend and catch up on a few things, so it was easier than usual for me to take them.
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson